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WORK ON THE CANAL:12.6.18

  We were joined by the Ammanford Ramblers this morning for their annual paddle along our beautiful canal. Our craft stall with all the produce made by our volunteers, was a big success.                     In glorious June weather they took to the boats and were soon making for Trebanos...

THE WEEK AHEAD: 17TH JUNE TO 23RD JUNE 2018

Sunday 17th June: Unfortunately we have insufficient volunteers to man the canoe hire store this Sunday. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. We will resume normal Sunday opening hours on the 24th June. SUNDAY CANOE and KAYAK HIRE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Volunteers are urgently required to keep the canoe hire project going, throughout the summer Sundays....

Plogging? Plalking? or Just plain Plittering?

It’s all the latest craze. It must be, it was on Sky News yesterday. It comes from Scandinavia and this mixture of jogging and collecting plastic  litter is sweeping the country. Here is what it is all about:- https://inews.co.uk/news/environment/what-is-plogging-and-how-do-i-get-involved/ Of course, you could slow down to a walk  and then it becomes plawking, or if...

Work and Canoe Parties: 5th June.

We worked at several places today. At the canoe store the hectic pace of the last day of the Go Canoeing Week on June 3rd had meant that the canoes and kaykas had not be been thoroughly cleaned before being stored away. Gill, Ronnie, Mike, Jaqueline, and Rabbie spent the morning getting everything ship, craft,...

THE WEEK AHEAD: 10TH JUNE TO 16TH JUNE 2018

SUNDAY 10TH JUNE: Canoe hire from the Canoe Store in Coed Gwilym Park, Clydach SA6 5NS. First Hire 10.30am, Last hire 2.30pm. Rafts, Canoes and Kayaks for hire.  Rafts £10.00, Open Canoes £7, Single kayaks £4 and double kayaks £5. Full terms and conditions under ‘Canoe Hire’ onthis website. TUESDAY 12TH JUNE: Work Party meets...

Go Canoeing Week in Pictures: 26th May to 3rd June

                                         Many thanks to Warren Huxford of the Pontardawe Paddlers for the photos and to all the   Paddlers for their hard work and instruction. Thanks also to the SUPHUT Paddle Boarders and to all our own SCS volunteers who...

Go Canoeing Week: A Fitting Finale: 3.6.18.

  National Go Canoeing Week came to a dazzling end on a glorious summer day at Coed Gwilym Park.  A record day for both the number of customers and takings as well as a great turnout later by the local vets who booked the canoes and kayaks en bloc after the public hire finished at...

Ryan Thomas, Swansea Planning Control Manager visits Hidden Lock Site: 1.6.18

Ryan Thomas, Planning Control Manager at the City and County of Swansea, visited the Old Council Yard site in Pontardawe Road Clydach today, accompanied boy our chairman, Cllr Gordon Walker. The site is now refered to as the Clydach Lock site or more familiarly as the Hidden Lock or Buried Lock site. Of course once...

THE WEEK AHEAD: 3RD JUNE TO SATURDAY 9TH JUNE 2018

3RD JUNE SUNDAY: THE CANOE STORE in  Coed Gwilym Park, Clydcah SA6 5NS will be open for the hire of rafts, canoes and kayaks from 10.30am to 2.30pm.  Remember that this is the last day of the National Canoeing Week and therefore the final  chance to add your miles canoed onto your Go Canoeing Chart....

PEOPLE DOING THEIR BIT: CANOES, CANAL, AND KWT: 29.5.18.

We were here, there, and everywhere today. Dom and Bob completed the denailing of the roof timbers in the Hidden Lock site, and wheelbarrowed them up to the site office where they will be transformed into a tool store for our future activities their. They did not quite finish as someone commandeered their wheelbarrow to...

YNYSMEUDWY LOCKS WORK PARTY: 22.5.18.

Our friends from the Waterway Recovery Group willbe joining us in August to start on giving the two locks at Ynysmeudwy a much needed facelift. In preparation for this Michelle organised a work party at both locks to clear the ramapant vegetation. Above are the pictures of the Lower Lock by wash  before and after...

RICHARD PARRY, CEO of the CANAL AND RIVER TRUST, at the SWANSEA CANAL: 24TH MAY 2018

Richard Parry and Nigel Annett (under the  umbrella) at the Clydach (Hidden Lock) site. We were delighted to welcome three important members of the governing body of the  Canal and River Trust to the Swansea Canal. Nigel Annett (above, left,in the pale blue sweater)  was appointed as a Trustee of the Canal and River Trust...